NAVA Novice Competition

Novice Auctioneer of the Year Competition

Calling All Newcomers... Enter The Nava Novice Auctioneer Of The Year Competition!

Developing, nurturing and inspiring new talent is the lifeblood of most organisations and for NAVA it's of paramount importance.

For auctioneers and valuers just starting out in the business NAVA Propertymark Novice Auctioneer of the Year is the most important event in the auctioneering calendar. The 2017 competition is now open for entries with the actual event taking place on 4 October at the Oxford Belfry.

The closing date for entries is 5 September!

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Who Can Enter?

We are inviting all novice auctioneers to enter the Novice Auctioneer of the Year, you do not need to be a NAVA Propertymark member to participate. 

In order to qualify for the competition you must meet one of the following criteria:

Your first auction must have taken place after 31 September 2016 


You have not been on the rostrum for more than four auctions in total

The competition will test entrants skills in as-near-to-real life auction and celebrates the greatest new talent in the auctioneering industry across chattels and property sales.

Why Enter?

As well as gaining valuable experience on the rostrum to help further your budding career as an auctioneer just by entering you will receive:

  • Complimentary accommodation at the Oxford Belfry on the competition evening
  • A free place to the NAVA Propertymark Autumn Forum taking place the following day

If you are picked as the competition winner by our panel of judges you will:

  • Hold the highly regarded title of 'NAVA Propertymark Novice Auctioneer of the Year 2017'
  • Win the Clive Emson Auction Trophy Rosebowl
  • Win a year's NAVA Propertymark membership subscription
  • Receive a £250 prize to go to a charity of your choice

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How to Enter

It is free to enter, but there are only a maximum of 10 places available. These places are appointed on a 'first come, first served' basis, so make sure you apply now to avoid disappointment.

Download the Entry Form

To enter the competition please download and complete the entry form before emailing

Closing date for entries is 5 September.


Shelley Cregg

Shelley Cregg
NAVA Novice Auctioneer of the Year 2016

Shelley is passionate about antiques and the preservation and conservation of all things old. However it was only after the birth of her second child that she decided to pursue a career in auctioneering joining Stag Auctions in 2015. Speaking after her win Shelley said:

"The competition was an amazing experience. It was incredibly nerve racking but well worth it. I was thrilled to have made it to the final three let alone to go on and win. The biggest challenge for me that I hadn't fully acknowledged until the day, was that I was about to get on a rostrum as an auctioneer and sell items in front of some of the industry’s most respected professionals who have been in the game for a long time. No pressure!

"The whole experience has helped improve my knowledge and confidence as an auctioneer in my infancy. The credibility that comes with NAVA and the competition is a great foundation to work from. I came to the competition from a chattels background and now work in estate agency. It would be wonderful to combine this with auctioneering in the future"

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Gala Dinner

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The Gala Dinner gives you the opportunity to network with your peers in a social setting. You'll also get to the industry's future talents during the Novice of the Year competition final.